TITLE

Portia Simpson-Miller, Jamaica's first female prime minister

AUTHOR(S)
Henke, H.W.
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
New York Amsterdam News;4/6/2006, Vol. 97 Issue 15, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on Portia Simpson-Miller, the first female Prime Minister of Jamaica. With her election she will automatically succeed the retiring current Prime Minister P.J. Patterson, who has been in this office since 1992. While until recently most observers thought of her as very strong but not the most likely successor of the current prime minister. Simpson-Miller surprised her opponents and won the party's presidency with a clear majority of more than 200 votes over her closest rival, Dr. Peter Phillips. The election of Miller may well signify the passing of a political torch from past political leadership, which was big on academic titles and intellectual accomplishments.
ACCESSION #
20475714

 

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